Portraits of Wildflowers

Perspectives on Nature Photography

Archive for May 26th, 2021

A warty Mexican hat

with 20 comments

Occasionally the central column in a Mexican hat flower head (Ratibida columnifera) gets warty-looking. That was the case with this one I found in Great Hills Park on May 18th. Because the Mexican hat grew near some dead Ashe juniper branches (Juniperus ashei) on the ground, I was able to get their rich harmonizing brown around the flower head, while a broad aperture of f/3.5 kept the background completely free of details.

For something different, check out how photographic illustrator Josh Dykgraaf combines many small photographs of plants and landscapes to create pictures of animals.

© 2021 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 26, 2021 at 4:35 AM

%d bloggers like this: